Google sees printing in the cloud • The Register


While demonstrating Chrome OS, Google also slipped out its cloud printing solution, which might be the future, though for the moment you can’t print anything other than a test page.

 

Google Cloud Print is the chocolate factory’s answer to the lack of printer drivers in Chrome OS, but should provide a printing solution for Android too, even if it means passing everything through Google’s hands and waiting a while too.

The idea is to have printers regularly polling Google HQ to see if there are any print jobs waiting for them (thus pushing though firewalls and such like). A Google identity would then be linked to one or more registered printers and any application (Google-branded or not) would be free to channel its printing through the Google cloud with open and published APIs.

 

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